Appreciate the achievements of workers with disabilities

October 22, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Born with Down syndrome, Karen Gaffney never lets anyone tell her no. Because of her accomplishments in academia, athleticism and advocacy, she received a Doctorate of Humane Letters, the first living person with Down syndrome to do so. 

National Disability Employment Awareness Month is an opportunity to celebrate the many achievements of workers with disabilities and learn about the significance of a workforce that embraces their talents and skills. 

Discover astonishing individuals such as Dr. Jacob Bolotin, the first person born totally blind to become a licensed physician, Marlee Matlin, the first and only deaf actor to receive an Oscar, and Chris Burke, the first prime time TV star with Down syndrome. 

Watch Disability Employment Awareness Month videos. These short videos will help you learn more about determined, hard-working Americans who have overcome incredible obstacles.

About the Heritage Month Video Series 

A set of videos created by diversity trainer Dr. Steve Robbins is available for viewing. View all of the Heritage Month videos and sign up to receive future videos. Help create a climate that welcomes differences. 

Additional resources

Support your mind and celebrate the diversity of our community. Take advantage of additional online resources.